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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it

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Ken Peterson's comment, September 11, 2012 3:00 PM
I like the list, but was disappointed that it had duplications. It listed sites that I felt were not Web 2.0, or very useful in the classroom.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, September 12, 2012 2:29 AM
Hi Ken,

I tend to agree with you, but on the other hand, it's an interesting list to help getting non-tech teachers on board. And as you say, there are many other sites which are terrific yet not included. Thank you for your contribution! :-)

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Exploring the challenges and rewards of adolescent literacy
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Vocabulogic: What is Disciplinary Literacy and Why Aren't We ...

Vocabulogic: What is Disciplinary Literacy and Why Aren't We ... | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
In addition, content area teachers lack knowledge in the literacy demands of their discipline. As a result, we have many adolescents who cannot read and comprehend text in different disciplines—we must prepare teachers to ...
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Rosanne M Lammey's comment, April 30, 2012 9:27 PM
The morphology and vocabulary in this article really explain what processes are needed for readers and how to effectively teach them vocabulary.This article will prove helpful with my tutoring assignment and I love the name vocabulogic.
Liz Becker's comment, May 3, 2012 1:16 AM
I am very interested in the topic of disciplinary literacy and I've been looking into it a lot lately. The author has a good point when she discusses the issue that literacy teachers don't have enough content knowledge and content teachers don't have enough literacy knowledge to integrate the two effectively. We need to find a way to bring these two areas of expertise together. Thanks for posting this!
Becky Free's comment, May 24, 2012 3:16 AM
This article reminds me of something another student just posted in one of my other courses; she stated that before the third grade our students are "learning to read" but in third grade and after, our students are "reading to learn". I really latched onto this thought because all the skills we teach our students when we teach them to read are not always helpful when our students are trying to decode a mathematics problem. It is like learning a foreign language and surely they will need new reading tools to help them understand this discipline. I can see disciplinary literacy becoming the next piece of preparing all-around teachers. Sure we should know basic reading strategies for our struggling readers, however adding to our teacher tool belt is Never a bad idea!!! :)
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Improving mental health literacy in the classroom

Improving mental health literacy in the classroom | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
Lisa Burscheidt reports on an RCT of the Headspace mental health literacy intervention carried out on a group of young people in Australia.
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What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'? - NPR

What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'? - NPR | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.
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The Implementation of Social Software in Authentic Literacy Activities - Student Pulse

The Implementation of Social Software in Authentic Literacy Activities - Student Pulse | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
While international literacy results show Canada maintaining a strong standing, there have been declines in the results for both traditional and digital literacy in several provinces, including New Brunswick.
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Logic+Emotion: How To Think And Communicate Visually

Logic+Emotion: How To Think And Communicate Visually | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Edelman Digital Visual storytelling is nothing new. We only need to look to the earliest signs of humanity for proof—simple paintings on the walls of caves tell the story that people are a visual tribe.

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Rosanne M Lammey's comment, June 8, 2012 7:53 PM
Visualization is something I think will help students with comprehension, this article more about communication but there are some good points about visualizing thinking.
Liz Becker's comment, June 13, 2012 6:36 PM
I like this. I think #4 might be a good way to describe and help students with this when it comes to multiple texts. Also, I worked at a tutoring center where one of the tutors was really good at getting struggling readers to visualize what they were reading. He had them develop and explain the "movie" in their mind in order to aid in comprehension. It is a pretty cool strategy.
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Stop panicking, the internet is not destroying the English language - CBC.ca

Stop panicking, the internet is not destroying the English language - CBC.ca | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
CBC.ca Stop panicking, the internet is not destroying the English language CBC.ca In the last ten years, there has been an ongoing debate about the influence of texting and internet language like tweeting and blogging on the state of the English...

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Learning to learn: the heart of reading

Learning to learn: the heart of reading | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
I was always a bookworm. In fifth grade, I was one of the only students in my class to finish every last book on the Battle of the Books competition list.
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How might these ideas influence how we help students select texts?

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Morphing into a 21st century teacher (infographic)

Morphing into a 21st century teacher (infographic) | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it

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Wowza!  Love it...

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The Impact of Writing on Our Brain [Infographic]

The Impact of Writing on Our Brain [Infographic] | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it

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I agree, I write down every time the most important (since ages) for a BETTER learning and it works ;)

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographic

 

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Critical Thinking: Foundational for Digital Literacies and Democracy

Critical Thinking: Foundational for Digital Literacies and Democracy | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it

"column by Jesse Gainer in Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacies connecting out of school and in school experiences to engage learning and democracy ... http://t.co/lRDJ55msYv


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Interesting connections to Critical Literacy, Voice & Strategy

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Questioning - Top Ten Strategies

Questioning - Top Ten Strategies | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning." - Albert Einstein Questioning is the very cornerstone of philosophy and education, ever si...
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Offers a variety of strategies, with embed videos--Dylan Wilhelm is always a treat to reaffirm messages.

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What Do You Do When You Encounter Obstacles to Success?

What Do You Do When You Encounter Obstacles to Success? | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
Do you typically look for external reasons why things go wrong, or do you question your own biases, assumptions and actions? Read some research, then write about how you've handled obstacles in your life.
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NY Times posts questions to students every Friday.  Fascinating to explore student voice with tremendous teacher materials to embed learning in the classroom.

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Online Fan Fiction Spaces as Literacy Tools - Reading Today Online

Online Fan Fiction Spaces as Literacy Tools - Reading Today Online | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
Online Fan Fiction Spaces as Literacy Tools
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Much has been written about the youth experience of literacy learning when they create and share fanfiction online.
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How To Read A Graphic Novel

In this video, First-Year Studies at the University of Tennessee will show you how to read a graphic novel in order to get the full story. This video is narr...
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Poetry offers the best words in the best order...even today - Sydney Morning Herald

Poetry offers the best words in the best order...even today - Sydney Morning Herald | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
A generation that only knows poetry as something quoted in romantic comedies or as the rhymes in popular music should return to the glorious source...and they'll enter another world.
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How Teachers Help Students Who've Survived Trauma - The Atlantic

How Teachers Help Students Who've Survived Trauma - The Atlantic | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
One out of every four children sitting in American classrooms has experienced significant personal or emotional distress.
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The American examples hold weight in other contexts...

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Reading increases empathy, a high demand skill

Reading increases empathy, a high demand skill | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it

Education is broadening its focus from main academics to include emotional and social skills. Empathy is a skill that is increasingly sought after, not just in classrooms, but also in professional spaces.

 

But how does one learn empathy?
Read. Read more.

 

Research shows that reading literature helps readers understand characters, their thoughts, motivations, and feelings.

 

Readers also predict what will happen next to characters, and link actions to consequences. These skills translate to the real world, where readers can understand the motivations and feelings of people they interact with, as well as predict what they may do next.

 

Why are employers emphasizing empathy?

 

by Bryan Green:

 

image source: Youth reading, Persian miniature by Reza Abbasi, 1625-6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_(visual_activity) ;


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 2014 6:51 PM

I used novel studies and we explored the interactions, the conflicts between characters i.e. Philip and Timothy in The Cay. Students enjoyed the books and found themselves identifying in various ways with the characters as they matured.

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Five Tips for Learning Online

Duke University professor Denise Comer taught a massive open online course on writing -- and took it as a student! She shares five lessons she learn from her...

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Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them - The Guardian

Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them - The Guardian | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it

The Guardian Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them The Guardian Computers have vastly increased the ability of students to gather information, sample different points of view and write more fluidly.

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Love this visual of what cross-curricular looks like

Love this visual of what cross-curricular looks like | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
Love this visual of what cross-curricular looks like!

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A Visual Guide To Staying Safe On Social Media [Infographic]

A Visual Guide To Staying Safe On Social Media [Infographic] | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
Staying safe on social media isn't easy. Social networks want a LOT of your information. Here's a visual guide to what you can (and can't) post.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 14, 2013 8:57 AM

This is important for students who are just out there and, for that matter adults.

Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:09 PM

Extremely important to educate all about dangers to individual lives when posting personal information--especially vulnerable children. 

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Infographics like this can make educaiton so much easier!

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Readability-Score.com - Free Online Readability Calculator - Flesch Kincaid, Gunning Fog and more ...

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Self-assess writing. Assess some criteria in the texts used in classrooms.  While this won't consider strengths and interests, it provides a quick entry into considering the complexity of texts.

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20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks

20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it
We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books.

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CreativeCommons-Infographic

CreativeCommons-Infographic | Literacy in Adolescence | Scoop.it

A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.


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Are you crediting people well enough? An infographic overview of Creative Commons (cc) 

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Sarah johnstone's curator insight, May 19, 4:57 AM

Great infographic - clear and helpful rules for CC Licences for photo sharing on the net. �� Check it out!